What Is DeepMind?
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Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is making the best of the technology coming out of its AI research unit “DeepMind”. They are planning to commercialize this technology.And it has only been four years since they acquired it.
Google’s cloud business has also announced a feature that changes blocks of text into speech that they claim will sound natural. For every million characters of the text, it processes this Google Cloud Text to Speech app’s programming interface is costing about $16 in DeepMind’s artificial male and female voices.
Alphabet has other research groups too, among them the most futuristic work has been done by DeepMind.They have taught their computer systems to beat the highest ranked players in the Chinese board game Go.
It has also played its role on Google’s Play Store on Android devices.The personalized App recommendations we get are all due to Deep Mind.
Ananth Balashankar, Levent Koc and Norberto Guimaraes (Google employees) said in a 2016 blog post
“Compared to the control (where no re-ranking was done), we saw a 20 percent increase in the app install rate from the ‘You might also like’ suggestions”.
While using Google services, users are able to spend money while interacting with the Google Assistant, and they can pay for whatever apps that takes their fancy in the Google Play Store. However, a Google cloud developer tool that offers voices built with WaveNet is a more intimate look at how Google plans to use DeepMinds A.I .
They have also invested in their number or researchers, getting best of both quantity and quality, the unit now has 700 researchers. They give out academic papers each week, showing off their latest achievements.
Google and DeepMind’s relationship has been a very beneficial one to both parties and has become stronger with time.Back in 2014 , a “DeepMind for Google” team was formed in London, right in the city where DeepMind is based, also a similar team was set up at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarter last year in 2017.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said this about DeepMind:
“Looking at the pace of progress, I think we will have AI in a form in which it benefits a lot of users in the coming years, but I still think it’s early days, and there’s a long-term investment for us.”